Occasionally, it doesn’t doesn’t take a statistical anorak or a scout with a crystal ball to highlight a skillful playmaker running rings around his peers. There are times when sheer … Continue Reading Ziyech, Veerman and the Heerenveen Incubator
Ledley King’s career should not be discussed as an obituary, as potential torn down by injury. At Tottenham his legacy stands tall, as speaking to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare showed us
The Toure brothers were icons who inspired a generation. This is the story behind their careers. ‘Kolo Kolo…Yaya, Yaya,..Toure!’ On the outskirts of Abidjan, a little further from the Ebrie … Continue Reading The heart-warming inside story behind Yaya and Kolo Toure
Once, the role of the goalkeeper was to stop shots going in. Now they are required to be an asset in possession. These are some of the key moments in the birth of the modern sweeper-keeper.
Dominik Szoboszlai has worked his way to the top. The Hungarian has a bright future and one an entire nations holds its breath for. In 2019 January, a piece of … Continue Reading The inside story of Dominik Szoboszlai: Hungary’s greatest hope
Before becoming one of Europe’s best playmakers, Bruno Fernandes had to learn his trade in Italy. It was at Novara Calcio that he made his professional debut, and where many remember him fondly.
Between 1964 and 1968, three Manchester United players won the Ballon D’Or. Denis Law was the first, yet receives little of the acclaim of Best and Charlton. this is the story of ‘The King’.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is one of the brightest talents of our age. The midfielder has always stood out from the rest. As the rain pattered down in Oslo, the time for … Continue Reading Exclusive: The inside story of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and why he can be the best in the world
Upamecano and his rise through the ranks at the Red Bull empire is a story of hard work and genuine talent. RB Leipzig reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions … Continue Reading Dayot Upamecano -The Frenchman flying on Red Bull wings
Dundalk begin their Europa League adventure at home to Molde next week. FTF spoke to Dundalk writer James Rogers about this most remarkable of seasons.
Amadou Haidara is set for a break-out season in the Bundesliga. His path to Germany’s top flight has been an inspiring one. They were playing a game in Bamako amidst … Continue Reading Exclusive: The Inside Story of Amadou Haidara: The RB Leipzig star following Yaya Toure’s footsteps
Hertha Berlin have assembled a young and exciting side. This tactical breakdown looks at the trends of this fascinating team.
Mali’s current football team could become one of the best African teams in recent memory. Here’s why. In 1972, on the turf of the newly built Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Congo … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Mali’s latest generation with an eye on the Qatar World Cup
Matthew Briggs talks Premier League record, working on a building site and fighting back from nothing
Matthew Briggs became the youngest player to feature in the Premier League in 2007. His career since has been a fascinating journey back to the top. Matthew Briggs was walking … Continue Reading Matthew Briggs talks Premier League record, working on a building site and fighting back from nothing
The latest in our Rising Nations series sees guest writer Alfie Wilson analyse the Euro qualification of Ukraine; a team on the up.
Anthony Yeboah is fondly remembered for his time in Yorkshire. However, he had a significant impact on German football as well. On the 31st of May, 2020, Marcus Thuram scored … Continue Reading Anthony Yeboah -The man who rose above and beyond the rest